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Hino Trucks Offers Preferred Financing for the Credit-Challenged

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - Hino Trucks, a light- and medium-duty truck manufacturer, will be reaching out to the market of credit-challenged customers. Hino Trucks has chosen Nevada-based Credit Funders, Inc., as a preferred finance resource.

Toyo Adds Second Size to Wide-Base Super Single Tire Line

CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. has added size 425/65R22.5 to its M320 wide-base super single tire line, according to Modern Tire Dealer magazine.

PHH FirstFleet Adds Thermo King to Truck Maintenance Network

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – PHH FirstFleet has announced the addition of Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, to its North American truck maintenance network.

Caterpillar and Cummins Rank Highest in Customer Satisfaction

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA – In their respective segments, Caterpillar and Cummins rank highest in satisfying customers with heavy-duty truck engines and transmissions.

The only wireless onboard scale on the market, Smart Scale detects temperature and pressure changes in a vehicle's air suspension and wirelessly relays this data to a handheld receiver.

TruckWeight Makes Agreement With Fairview Fittings & Mfg.

HALIFAX – TruckWeight Inc. has announced a product distribution and marketing agreement with Fairview Fittings & Mfg., a supplier of hose, industrial-quality fittings, valves, and related products for commercial vehicles and industrial use.

Goodyear Named Tire Supplier for International Truck

AKRON, OH – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's commercial tires are now available for specification on all International Truck & Engines vehicles.

Cadec Global Launches PowerVue

MANCHESTER, NH – Cadec Global, a provider of fleet management systems, has launched PowerVue, a trucking industry service oriented architecture (SOA)-based hosted fleet management solution.

Caterpillar Announces Management Changes and Reorganization of Engine Business

PEORIA, IL – Following the previous announcement of two new group presidents, Caterpillar Inc. has announced several changes at the vice president level.

Kenworth Introduces New T170 Model, Expands Product Line into Class 5 Market

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Company has expanded into the Class 5 market with the introduction of the Kenworth T170 model. The Kenworth T170 is a straight truck in a 4x2 configuration with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 19,500 lbs.

Freightliner Changes Company Name to Daimler Trucks North America LLC

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner LLC will change its corporate name to Daimler Trucks North America LLC, effective Jan. 7, 2008. In parallel, the shareholders of the former DaimlerChrysler AG approved a corporate name change to Daimler AG at a special meeting on Oct. 4.

2008 Isuzu N-Series Gas-Powered Trucks Now Available

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America now offers the 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series low-cab forward trucks. The new model features the Vortec 6.0L V-8 engine with 325 horsepower (up from 300 horsepower previously) and a Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and overdrive.

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies Takes Cold Plate Technology to the Next Level

RICE LAKE, WI – Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies and International Truck and Engine Corporation are jointly launching RouteMax that keeps cold plates working even longer on every food and beverage delivery.

McLeod Software Introduces LoadMaster/Comdata Interface

BIRMINGHAM, AL – McLeod Software, a provider of dispatch and accounting fleet management software for the trucking industry, has released a new interface between its LoadMaster enterprise transportation management system and the Comdata MasterCard payment application.

Purolator Introduces Electric Curbside Delivery Vehicle

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Purolator has introduced the zero-emissions Quicksider prototype, a battery-operated electric delivery vehicle.

Utility Introduces New Trailer Prep Package for Hybrid Refrigeration Units

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of dry freight vans, reefers, flatbeds, and Tautliner curtainsided trailers, has released a new Prep Package for trailers equipped with hybrid refrigeration units.

Rand McNally Brings Carriers and Shippers Up to Speed on Road Network Changes

SKOKIE, IL – Small changes to road networks can have a big impact on the bottom line for transportation companies. To help shippers and carriers keep on top of those changes, Rand McNally has enhanced its IntelliRoute and MileMaker software products with nearly 70,000 updates to its road network, toll roads, truck stops, and weigh station information.

UPS Logistics Technologies Chooses Dynamic Energy Systems to Provide the First Integrated Billing and Logistics Solution

DALLAS, TX – UPS Logistics Technologies, a business unit of UPS, will partner with Dynamic Energy Systems, Inc. (DES) in providing an integrated vehicle optimization and tracking solution for the medical equipment industry.

Truck That Drives Itself May Lead to Cars of the Future

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Defense Department has issued a request for trucks that literally drive themselves to help soldiers in the field attend to more important matters. And some major manufacturers have answered the call.

Voting Closes for 2008 Fleet Car & Truck of the Year Oct. 15!

TORRANCE, CA – Online voting will close for Automotive Fleet's 2008 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year on Oct. 15. This year's nominations include 64 car and 37 light-duty truck models.

ATA Reports 11 Percentage-Point Decline in Large Truckload Turnover

ARLINGTON, VA – The line-haul driver turnover rate among large for-hire truckload carriers (fleets with at least $30 million in annual revenue) experienced its first quarterly decrease in a year during the 2007 second quarter.

Third Mexican Trucking Company Cleared for Cross-Border Project

TIJUANA, MEXICO – Transportes Padilla is the third Mexican trucking company to receive authority to make long-haul deliveries in the U.S. as part of the cross-border trucking demonstration project.

Oshkosh Truck Inks Deal With China

MADISON, WI – Oshkosh Truck Corp. will provide two snow removal vehicles worth $1 million to the Beijing Capital International Airport.

2008 Isuzu N-Series Gas-Powered Trucks Now Available

CERRITOS, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced the availability of its 2008 gas-powered Isuzu N-Series low-cab forward trucks.

F-150 Production to Resume

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. said normal operations would resume at an F-150 pickup truck plant where a parts shortage limited production.

NATDA Announces 2008 Trade Show and Convention in Fort Worth, Texas

SOUTH PASADENA, FL – The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) will hold the first of its kind trade show and convention for trailer dealers.

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